If you have ever wanted to experience sleeping in an igloo, an authentic Arctic experience in Greenland will reopen in January. The Igloo Lodge in in Ilulissat offers guests the opportunity to sleep in one of its six traditional, hand-built houses made from ice.
Each igloo can sleep two people, making the lodge the perfect location for pairs or groups of up to 12 people. There is no need to worry about being cold, as the igloos come complete with reindeer skins, specialist warm winter sleeping bags and a petroleum lamp on a night table.
A cosy wooden cabin is on site, containing bathroom facilities and communal area where meals are served. Although outside temperatures can drop well below freezing, the igloos remain around zero degrees Celsius – making sleeping in the specialist outdoor equipment more than comfortable.
According to Arctic travel specialists, Off the Map Travel, staying in an igloo strips back the luxury to bring guests back to nature. The company offers tailor-made travel itineraries that include accommodation at the Igloo Lodge as well as snowshoeing, snowmobiling and two Northern Lights safaris.
“The best Arctic adventures are all about experiencing authentic moments and creating lifelong memories, and this is one that delivers on both,” says founder Jonny Cooper. “As soon as you enter the igloo you can see the craftmanship that goes into its creation, a skill that’s been passed down through the generations. And then to lie back and sleep there just as Innuits have done for thousands of years before is a really special moment.”
The Igloo Lodge is reopening for business from 27 January to 8 April, 2021. For more information, visit here.
This article was first published on 30 November, 2018, and updated on 21 December, 2020.
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